· Only 29.79% of all domains are renewed after one year
· New GTLDs (like .XYZ) have far higher churn rates than .COM, .NET, .ORG etc
CSIRO have collaborated with Data 61, BCG & ACS in relation to predicting the megatrends for a digitally enabled workforce. Interesting reading... http://www.csiro.au/en/Research/D61/Areas/Data-for-decisions/Strategic-Foresight/Tomorrows-Digitally-Enabled-Workforce
Australian High Court decision on concurrent liability in contract and negligence for pure economic loss.
Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288  HCA 36 (8 October 2014): http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2014/36.html
A unanimous decision against finding concurrent liability in negligence to a contractual counterparty who had the opportunity to negotiate non-price terms with a builder. Would a software or IT enterprise customer be in any different position when dealing with a technology or telco provider?
The following Supreme Court of NSW decision was delivered last week by McCallum J: Bleyer v Google Inc  NSWSC 897 http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=172529.
Her Honour expressly declined to follow Beach J in Trkulja v Google, and preferred the English line of cases. This was not a final decision on the merits (consideration was in the context of a permanent stay application, given low prospects of success), however the reasoning in this case is likely to be given significant weight in any future consideration of these issues. Her Honour does leave open the question, however, of whether liability may arise once notification of a complaint is received by the search engine provider. An extract:  The evidence before me establishes that there is no human input in the application of the Google search engine apart from the creation of the algorithm. I would respectfully disagree with the conclusion reached by Beach J in Trkulja that the performance of the function of the algorithm in that circumstance is capable of establishing liability as a publisher at common law. I would adopt the English line of authority to the effect that, at least prior to notification of a complaint (and on the strength of the evidence before me), Google Inc cannot be liable as a publisher of the results produced by its search engine.
[T]he claims at issue are drawn to the abstract idea of intermediated settlement, and that merely requiring generic computer implementation fails to transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention.
Research uncovered some interesting results, such as: · Only 29.79% of all domains are renewed after one year · New GTLDs (li...